LC Panel for expediting issuance of Aadhaar Card to minors

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 13: The meeting of the Department Related Standing Committee (DRSC-IV) of Legislative Council was held here today under the chairmanship of MLC, Ramesh Arora to discuss the overall working of the Information Technology Department (IT).
Legislators Vibodh Gupta, Saif-ud-Din Bhat and Naresh Kumar Gupta attended the meeting and highlighted the issues regarding the working of the IT Department.
The Committee observed that free internet wi-fi should be made available to all the employees of Assembly Secretariat including Legislators. The Chairman of the Committee said that the nodal officers be nominated to get information for various proposals and also monitor the uploading of information besides issuing instructions to all the concerned departments to upload the requisite information on time.
The Chairman said there are approximately 42 schemes sponsored by the State and Central Government in Social Welfare Department and instructed the IT Department to upload special software so that persons, who apply for widow, old age pensions, and handicapped and other categories, can see their status easily. He said the system would be helpful for the deserving person and they may not face inconvenience.
The Committee also discussed the issues about expediting the process of issuance of Aadhaar Card and asked the concerned that maximum efforts be made for the age group of 0-5 age where only 8 percent children are covered so far.